Events. Brand Experience. Activations. If you're a Business Director or Ex Account Director by trade, looking for a new challenge in these new specialties - then lets chat?
If you have an existing database of clients and are confident in your ability to continue to build on this, we have a challenging role for you.
Our client, a premier brand experience event agency, and are looking for a Business Director to work across business development, client strategy, and customer engagement to the highest level.
You'll come from an agency, sales or marketing background – and will be highly client focused, balanced by a strong commitment to get the best results for clients and the agency's growth plans. You are well connected, have exceptional relationship building skills, and are a natural leader. You're a problem solver, applying your strategic thinking to overcome business challenges.
Sound like you? Get in touch or apply today.
• Minimum 10+ years experience
• Background in events, sales, activation marketing or similar
• Identifies and creates new opportunities from new and existing relationships
• A natural leader and manager with strong process
• A problem solver and strategic thinker, who has an in-depth knowledge of client business objectives
• Able to write new business tenders, presentations, and general correspondence
• Confident at cold calling to ensure focused and meaningful new business opportunities
• Deal opener and closer
• Represents the client as the best in the business to drive business
• Can delegate effectively, and identify strengths within team members
• Strong ability to communicate with clarity to clients
• Experience in the service industry, ideally in hospitality or events
• Commercial and client focused
• Attention to detail with strong organisational skills
• Internal communications: ability to read, write, analyse and interpret information from a variety of sources
• Ability to effectively present results to senior management, and other employees of the organisation
Personality & Culture Fit:
• Motivated to achieve and exceed goals and targets
• Values a tight-knit team environment
• Collaborative in the way they work
• Takes responsibility for own work, and client satisfaction
• Leads by example
• Incentive program
• City fringe location
• Potential Car Package
$130k base + spot bonus scheme
Let Leighton and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential. Apply today, or get in touch for more information.
Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.
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